Social and Environmental Impact Academy for Architects

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Type and Duration

ERASMUS, September 2020 until August 2023


Institute of Architecture and Planning

Main Research

Sustainable Planning and Construction

Field of Research

Sustainable Design
Architectural Design Theory


The Social and Environmental Impact Academy for Architects (SEIAA) aims to support raising awareness about social, environmental and climate change challenges in the field of architecture and planning. It also aims to foster dialogue among four different architecture faculties across Europe and cross-sector stakeholders. In European architectural schools’ curricula, issues of social and environmental responsibility in regional and international contexts play an increasingly central role. Universities prepare their students to assume leadership responsibility in various professional areas and in the social and environmental sense. For architecture and planning, the environment lies at the focus of efforts to strengthen the sense of responsibility towards society through active design and improvement, especially in a decade facing global challenges such as climate change and social inequality. In the wider sense, the SEIAA initiative supports the key Agenda 2030 of the Sustainable Development Goals defined by the United Nations. Therefore, the SEIAA organises four workshops in Belgium, Denmark, Norway and Liechtenstein to provide students with an inspiring teaching atmosphere to deal with these topics passionately and creatively. Furthermore, cooperation efforts with NGOs and local communities are planned for more active participation in society to scale the impact of the developed project by the architectural students. The SEIAA Strategic Partnerships Erasmus+ project objective is to share innovative student practices and promote cooperation and exchange between the faculties of experiences for enabling social and environmental impact in the field of architecture and planning.


climate change, social and environmental responsibility, social impact, social inequality, Sustainable Development Goals